Ktofoti – Self-Picking Farm – Visitors Guide

Ktofoti

Ktofoti is a self-picking farm in Bethlehem of Galilee. They grow many different types of vegetables and some berries.

Map

Ktofoti is located at Bethlehem Of Galilee near Derech Hatavlinim. You turn right just before the entrance to this Moshav to reach it. And the most straightforward way not to get lost is by entering their name into Waze.

Directions for drivers: Link to Waze and Link to Google Maps
Directions for public transport: Link to Moovit

Interactive map of the area:

Offers:

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Opening Hours

Saturday: 09:00 – 14:00

Visiting on other weekdays must be prearranged by phone – 0545507480.

Entrance Fee

The entrance fee is 50 NIS per person (everybody above two years old must purchase a ticket). And every fourth family member pays 45 NIS. Moreover, you pay 50 NIS per family basket or 40 NIS for a small basket. We also received a small plastic box (about 300 grams) for picking strawberries and several knives on our recent visit.

Note: opening hours and entrance fees were updated in January 2023. In any case, recheck the official site before your visit. Moreover, on the official website, you can find the list of fruits and vegetables currently available on the farm. These are the fruits and vegetables you will be picking.

Coupons

You can find coupons online. Here is, for example, Cuponofesh, which allows purchasing a ticket for 45 NIS per person.

At Ktofoti

We visited Ktofoti in Bethlehem of Galilee several times, and in this section, I will tell you about our latest visit.

We arrived early and started with strawberries. And I recommend coming early (and do not forget sunscreen) since you will be in the open fields.

Note: for a complete guide about strawberries, see Picking Strawberries – When, Where, and Comparison of Places.

When we finished filling the strawberries box, we continued to one of the greenhouses and found cherry tomatoes there.

Here is our half-full family basket:

The family basket
The family basket

And by this point, we understood that we had made a mistake. When picking fruits and vegetables, start with the firm ones. Start with potatoes, carrots, onions, and cauliflower, and afterward, pick up more delicate (soft) things like tomatoes and cherries. And green leaves, like lettuce and various spices, should be left to the very end. That is because they will start going bad quickly under the blazing sun.

And these tall flowers (about 1.7m tall) are Artichokes:

Ktofoti - Self-Picking In Bethlehem Of Galilee

Earlier, a tractor passed there, so there was no need to dig out the potatoes. We merely walked and collected them.

Potatoes
Potatoes

One more thing worth mentioning is that there are guides in the fields. If you have any questions or need help, they are there. For example, when we reached regular carrots, it was tough to pull them by hand. There was a guide with tools, which helped us.

You can eat them straight from the bush:

Can you guess what this plant is?

Ktofoti - Self-Picking In Bethlehem Of Galilee

That is broccoli, and this is how it looks in the beginning. Over time it becomes denser until the broccoli we see in grocery stores.

Garlic
Garlic

After about 2.5 hours of picking, we filled our family basket:

Ktofoti - Self-Picking In Bethlehem Of Galilee

You could pick some flowers, but my daughter preferred feeding goats with lettuce. Thus, we left the flowers.

קטופותי - ktofoti-15

On the entrance, which is also the exit, you can find empty plastic bags. You fill them with whatever you pick up.

Agrotourism Attractions

You can find similar attractions in the Agrotourism category. And here are a selected few:

Summary

While there, I heard some families complain about the price. And indeed, for a big family, this attraction is not cheap. But, if you do it smartly, you can return more than half the cost via the vegetables and fruits you pick. Moreover, you can also find coupons online.

After considering this, the price is not so scary, and overall we loved it. It is a fun experience for the whole family. And I want my kids to know that vegetables and fruits are not growing in the supermarket.

Note: if you love agrotourism, then check out the agrotourism category. And if you are looking for additional nearby attractions, browse the map at the top of this post or see Bethlehem Of Galilee.

Have you ever been to Ktofoti? Tell us in the comments below.

That’s all for today, and I’ll see you in future travels!

Stay Tuned!

   

Additional Resources

Here are several resources that I created to help travelers: And if you have any questions then check out Useful Information For Tourists To Israel.  
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Lev Tsimbler

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